Robert Johnston Allison

Mr. Allison, age 87, of Charlotte, died Friday, May 10, 2013 at Presbyterian Hospital. Born July 17, 1925 in Mooresville, he was the son of the late John Johnston Allison and Annie Elizabeth Alexander Allison. Mr. Allison served in the US Navy during WWII. He retired as service manager of Twin States Truck Equipment Company after forty years of service. Mr. Allison was a faithful, lifelong member of Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church and had a strong love for the Lord. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church FISH group and enjoyed going on their trips. Mr. Allison was an avid Atlanta Braves baseball fan and enjoyed going with his family to see ballgames. He also coached several youth league ball teams. Mr. Allison loved life and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. The service to celebrate the life of Robert Johnston Allison will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church with Reverend Carol Hassell, Reverend Brian Taule and Reverend Tony Harper, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Monday at McEwen Funeral Service - Derita Chapel. Survivors include three children, Sherry Allison Powell and husband, Ted, Donnie Allison and wife, Lynne and Ronnie Allison and wife, Rhonda. Six grandchildren, Leslie Powell Young and husband, Robbie, Ashley Powell Honeycutt and husband, Matthew, Cameron Allison, Troy Allison and wife, Amanda, Collin Allison and Tyler Allison; and three great grandchildren, Lee Young, Paige Honeycutt and Caroline Young. In addition to his parents, Mr. Allison was preceded in death by his wife, Millie Horton Allison. Memorials may be made to Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4700 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216 or Calvary Baptist Church, PO Box 2, Mount Holly, NC 28120. Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service - Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262 (704-596-3291). Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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May 18, 2013

Dear Allison Family, We were sorry to hear of Uncle Robert's passing. You are in our prayers and thoughts. May God continue to Bless you. We know Robert will be missed by all. Love, Steve &. Brenda Litaker

Barry Baucom

May 15, 2013

Allison Family- It was good to see your entire family Monday evening. I'm sorry I couldn't get away this afternoon to make the service. I have such wonderful memories of Uncle Robert and have always admired your families strong bond. We look forward to keeping his Allison Christmas reunion together. Love, Louise and Barry

Patty Mcglamery

May 13, 2013

Dud and I are so sorry for your loss. Your father will be remembered by us for his wonderful smile!! May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort during this difficult time. Love Patty and Dudley

Susan and Dwight Nealey

May 13, 2013

Allison Family,
It truly was an honor to have known "Pawpaw Allison". He was one special man. I am blessed that my daughter, Amanda is part of the wonderful Allison family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers!

Gail Bass

May 13, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss, Sherry! I will be praying for peace and comfort for your family. I love you!

Robin B

May 12, 2013

It is never easy losing a loved one no matter how long and satisfying their life may have been. During this difficult time "may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, comfort your hearts." (2 Thess 2:16, 17) I send my deepest sympathy.

Dale Baucom

May 12, 2013

We are so saddened by thee loss of Robert. I was named for him and he has always been a great uncle and a wonderful man. He will be missed.

Tanya & Patrick Furr

May 12, 2013

It is with sadness I write this message to a wonderful loving family. Uncle Robert always had a smile and nothing but kind words for people. He was a proud father and husband as all will remember him as. We know that he is rejoicing to be home by the Glory of God. Your/Our sadness will pass as we all will miss him on this ground we know as earth. We shall see him and the rest of the Horton family again one day. Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire Allison family during this time. God bless and cherish all the beautiful memories.

Joanne Robinson

May 12, 2013

Donnie and Lynne, your faith and love of Jesus will help you through such a sad time. My prayers and tears will be for you both. Love through Jesus, Joanne

Patricia Woods

May 12, 2013

So sorry for your loss. We will always remember his loving heart. Love to the family. Patricia and Ken Woods